Our Story

Rocking stages since 2014 Sons of Liberty are a band of seasoned musicians from Bristol and South Wales.  We were drawn together by our shared love of the incredible music of the Southern States of America....and our desire to share this with the people of the UK.  An energetic band who deliver an authentic show based on professional musical ability.

The idea for the band started on a road trip to go and buy a used guitar...... Andy and Fred were listening to southern rock music in the van.  'Why the hell is nobody playing this stuff....we gotta put a band together and do this"....the rest is history!  The guitar duo knew who they needed as a front man...former Mick Underwood's Glory Road vocalist Rob Cooksley.  The Rhythm section of Drummer Steve Byrne and Bassist Mark Thomas were the next obvious choices. As soon as we told them what we were doing we got a resounding Hell Yeah!  The result is a band of people who love the music, know how to play and know how to put on a rocking show.  We always get asked back!


2018 see's the band release their highly acclaimed debut EP '...Shinola' - 100% home grown and 100% Southern!.  Tracks are featured regularly on Rock Radio stations such as Hard Rock Hell Radio (UK), Rock Rage Radio and  and Flying V Radio in the USA.

The band have recorded the greatly anticipated follow up 'Aged in Oak' and it's sounding immense.  Release will be early fall of 2018.

Sons of Liberty are proud to part of the UK's resurgence of quality Classic Rock - The New Wave of Classic Rock (NWOCR)

The Band is gigging regularly across the UK and is building a solid reputation.  We have shared a stage with Skinny Molly (featuring ex-Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackfoot members) and Stone Broken, southern rock legend Jay Johnson has opened up for us.  In 2018 will see us hitting the road for some nationwide shows with Planet Rock's Winter's End favourites The Outlaw Orchestra and with North Yorkshire's acclaimed Southern Rockers Straightshooter!   We are also getting booked for some great festivals and exciting shows including Hard Rock Hell C.R.O.W.S. with Molly Hatchet and The Kentucky Headhunters and Giants of Rock 2019 with Skid Row, FM and The Sweet.  Follow us on facebook for regular updates and other nonsense and feel free to contact us if you need some sweet southern rock at your venue or event.  

sounds like "real" southern rock and a lot of British southern rock does not...I grew up listening to it, I can't define it, but I sure as hell know it when I hear it”

— Kay Ford, TC3 Drinking Club

Sons of Liberty are much more interested in writing memorable music and infusing it with some flavours of the American South”

— Steven Reid, Fireworks Magazine

You can see why they've been busy sharing stages with the likes of Skinny Molly and Stone Broken”

Simon Furness, Rockfiend Publications Scotland

allaying any doubts that us Brits can’t excel in the genre”

Powerplay magazine